We revealed the haunting cover of Courtney Summers’ newest book months ago, but now you can finally get your hands on it! Like too many girls in real life, the protagonist of Summers’ “All the Rage” is ostracized for telling the truth about her sexual assault. In the author's own words, her YA novel “examines the shame and silence inflicted on young women in a culture that refuses to protect them.”
To celebrate the novel’s release, the author created a hashtag campaign to let girls know how much they matter. Summer invited her followers to use the #ToTheGirls hashtag to let girls know that “they are seen, heard and loved.” And the response was epic.
Twitter users, including authors Kody Keplinger, Sarah Dessen, and Margaret Stohl, immediately offered up some wisdom:
Some even chimed in with thoughts on feminism, sexism, and fighting gender stereotypes:
While others offered messages about the importance of loving yourself and respecting other girls:
The hashtag was so popular that it even trended worldwide at one point. Given everything that girls have to contend with today, it's no surprise this message resonated with so many people.
There’s still time to add your voice to the conversation, so ask yourself: What advice would you give #tothegirls?